28.2.2. Connecting the Installation System to a VNC Listener
To have the installation system automatically connect to a VNC client, first start the client in listening mode. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems, use the
-listen option to run vncviewer as a listener. In a terminal window, enter the command:
By default, vncviewer uses TCP port 5500 when in listening mode. The firewall must be configured to permit connections to this port from other systems. Choose System → Administration → Firewall. Select Other ports, and Add. Enter
5500 in the Port(s) field, and specify
tcp as the Protocol.
Once the listening client is active, start the installation system and set the VNC options at the
boot: prompt. In addition to
vncpassword options, use the
vncconnect option to specify the name or IP address of the system that has the listening client. To specify the TCP port for the listener, add a colon and the port number to the name of the system.
For example, to connect to a VNC client on the system
desktop.mydomain.com on the port 5500, enter the following at the
linux vnc vncpassword=qwerty vncconnect=desktop.mydomain.com:5500